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Hajj: 563 Sokoto pilgrims back home

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The first batch of 563 pilgrims from Sokoto State who performed the hajj in Saudi Arabia have returned home.

The pilgrims arrived Sultan Abubakar International Airport Sokoto aboard Max airline on Sunday and were received a member of the state Hajj Team, Abdullahi Maigwandu

The first batch left Nigeria for the Holy Land on July 31, while the state government completed transportation of its 4, 859 pilgrims on August 24.

Mr Maigwandu told newsmen that the pilgrims from Gada and Sabonbirni Local Government Areas, were in good health.

The official said the Hajj operation has been successful so far, and commended Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, airline operators, individuals and voluntary groups for the feat recorded.

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